Variable data printing on packaging is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Use of QR codes for driving brand loyalty, plus the shelf impact of constantly changing and personalised packaging designs continues to gain momentum. Assisted with the potential of digital printing, packaging companies are only just beginning to realise the benefits offered by personalisation, customer engagement, and integration with online campaigns and marketing at the point of sale.
Whether you are printing variable barcodes, QR codes or a unique ID onto folding cartons, films, corrugate or labels, you need to make sure the printed or encoded data is legible, readable, accurate and error-free otherwise the integrity of the data, essential for marketing campaigns, consumer information or health education, can be lost or pose a potential risk.
- Reliable reading of barcodes, QR code or NFC/RFIDs on high-speed packaging printing presses, packaging personalisation lines and transport systems
- Ability to provide multiple simultaneous capabilities such as stock verification, comparison to a data file, image archiving and integrity reporting at high production speeds
- Ability to read from challenging, highly reflective surfaces such as laminates and foils, and ultraviolet and infrared printed codes
- Ability to ensure all items in a print file are processed without missing or duplicate pieces
- Bar-Code ANSI/ISO grading and reporting to ensure linear bar-codes, 2D/QR codes and GS-1 codes comply with guaranteed contract specifications and international standards
- Detect defects during high-speed lamination
- Seamless integration with third-party processing equipment such as in-line inkjet printers, feeders, affixers, wrapping and labeling equipment
- To facilitate tracking units through the supply chain, units are aggregated into bundles, bundles into cases and cases onto pallets, with the parent-child relationships maintained in a database
- Integration with Tax Stamp and Pharmaceutical Track & Trace systems
- Integrity reporting to prove production integrity and detailed audit reporting to satisfy national food, health and other government authorities and brand owner requirements.
Solutions for Packaging Printers
Lake Image Systems gives packaging manufacturers and packaging lines the confidence and reassurance that their production processes are correct, error-free, trackable and auditable.
High-speed packaging printing applications demand a superior level of speed and accuracy that creates problems for typical inspection solutions. Through our expertise and flexible architecture, we can use the latest in high-speed, high-resolution imaging technologies, enabling us to meet difficult challenges which others vendor walk away from. Our rigorous development has resulted in superior systems with expanded capabilities for a wide range of applications in the printing, packaging and converting industries. The Discovery platform provides accurate quality inspection, enterprise-wide tracking, and complex variable data verification.
Food & Beverage Packaging
Most product recalls stem from incorrect packaging, labelling and other food safety markings. Product traceability can minimise disruptions, such as product recalls, which come at an immediate cost and often result in a loss of future sales and significant long-term brand damage.
We provide several technologies that assist packaging printers and suppliers in ensuring their products meet the required quality standards for barcodes and traceability. Our RFID Read and Print solutions read, encode and verify that the critical RFID data matches the printed information to ensure 100% integrity.
Pharmaceutical Vision System for Packaging/Labels
The pharmaceutical packaging industry, particularly those using blister packs and glass ampoule packaging, is adopting new technologies to provide differentiation in their products and to meet an increasing myriad of regulations (e.g. EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) 2001/83/CE, 2010/84/EU and 2011/62/EU). These international standard ensure secure packaging/labelling, serialisation and traceability to combat counterfeiting, and improve patient safety.
We provide a range of solutions to support these initiatives, from barcode grading, data verification (product code, batch identifier, expiry date and serial number), and print quality inspection to integrate with track and trace systems, such as the ePedigree.
DISCOVERY PharmaPQ is a comprehensive print quality inspection and data verification system for pharmaceutical applications, capable of monitoring 100% of the web using high-performance line scan imaging and automated defect detection technology for web print, labels, and packaging applications.
Return on investment on our solutions for packaging can be quickly achieved through reduced inspection costs, improved efficiency and mitigated business risks for printers & converters.
Lake Image Systems is a leader in delivering cost effective print quality and verification solutions for the packaging industry, providing:
- Variable data verification, integrity and quality inspection including weight, batch/lot code, UID, sell by dates
- Embedded RFID Read, Encode, Print and Verify
- Handles highly reflective surfaces & UV/IR printed codes
- Base stock verification
- Integration with Track & Trace systems (ePedigree tracking) & reporting
- Print quality defect detection
- Missing/duplicate document/label detection
- ANSI/ISO Bar-code grading & quality
- In-Inline inkjet integration & print verification
- Database matching
- Scratch off verification
- Piece level tracking
- Reporting and Audit
- Narrow web and sheet fed presses
- Inkjet read & print systems
- Inkjet serialisation bases
- Digital packaging printing presses
- Document & label transports
- Converting equipment
- Off-line Inspection equipment
- Packaging Lines
Discovery Multiscan is a suite of bolt-on camera and scanner based integrity verification and reporting solutions which integrate on new or legacy printing, inserting, bindery, plastic card or finishing equipment.LEARN MORE
Discovery Enterprise is a centralised production management system which extends throughout an entire production facility.LEARN MORE
Discovery SmartPQ is a comprehensive print quality inspection system for monitoring 100% of the web.LEARN MORE
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